Momentum key to success in WC: Tendulkar

Dubai: Senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar is optimistic about India`s chances at next year`s cricket World Cup and said pre-tournament recovery and maintaining the momentum will be the key to success.

"We`ve been performing well as a side and I think it`s important that the India team carry its momentum into the tournament next year," Tendulkar said.

"I think our pre-tournament preparation will be key and at the same time pre-tournament recovery is also important so that we`re raring to go once the event has started," he added.

The 37-year-old Mumbaikar said reputation won`t count in the World Cup and the best team on a given day will win.

"I think it`s difficult to say which team will do well in the tournament next year as it`s about who performs well on that given day," he said.

"Whoever does well will carry the confidence with them through the tournament once they`ve won a few matches. It (World Cup) makes it a totally different ball game," said Tendulkar, who has played in five ICC Cricket World Cups.

The 50-overs cricket World Cup will be hosted in the sub-continent by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh starting in February next year.